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post #1 of 17
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http://www.ncix.com/products/product....php?sku=27147 <-- I have this card

http://www.palit.biz/main/vgapro.php?id=142#spec <-- manufacturers link

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/a3yhb/ <-- GPU-Z validation

I am a bit confused.... I have this card, but my GPU-Z shows me different stats.

The box is identical to the one pictured, the PCB, layout, color, everything is identical to what is pictured, yet this item shows 800mhz ram *DDR3* while my card IS 500mhz DDR2, I dont konw if this is something with my card, or if its something with ncix product description, maybe error or something..

This card has NEVER been overclocked, my drivers are up to date from nvidia website as of this post date/time, and it has ALWAYS shown me these specs...

These specs have shown in two different systems, with two different motherboards, entirely different system actually, same thing. When I game, it doesnt seem to be performing how it should.. I realize its no 8800, but still, its an 8600..
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post #2 of 17
GPU-z isnt always the most accurate. Make sure you have the most up to date.
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post #3 of 17
were and when did you get it
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post #4 of 17
I used to have an opteron165, and I overclocked it to the point that it reported my CPU as being an FX-60. So no, don't trust software diagnostic programs 100%.
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I got it from a local retailer, sealed in original box. The box is identical to the one pictured in the link in my first post, and the card is identical too. My system isnt overclocked at all right now, as im testing a few things on the system. Its a fresh install also.

I have tried two versions of GPU-Z, and even nvidia nTune, and all report the same identical specs, I dont think there is a problem with the programs...
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post #6 of 17
Maybe its just saftware not reading it as ddr3... what does you first visible boot screen show? up in top left corner of screen...

2nd go to your device manager and see what it shows there..

and last but not least, call manufacturer and ask ***?
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post #7 of 17
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first boot screen doesnt say too much.. just stuff that GPUZ already tells me. The bios version, make, model, and amount of ram. Sadly it doesnt say anything about ddr2/3, or the speeds of anything, just that its an 8600GT. I know for a fact that this isnt an 8500gt reflashed or something because I had an 8500 then returned it within a few hours and picked this one up instead as its wayyy better than the 8500... The cards dont even look alike.

Device manager tells me nothing. Its a geforce 8600GT, end of story. Do you think loading the palit drivers instead of the nvidia drivers would do anything? I know the Palit Sonic line of cards are overclocked, and that the super beats down the sonic, but I dont know if the super is overclocked too or not, and if this card uses driver level overclocking from palit, that could explain the low speeds, but still wouldnt explain the memory type. Ive dealt with all sorts of cards and never had an issue like this one....
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post #8 of 17
Both GPU-Z and Palit say the card has DDR2, I'd say NCIX has the wrong info on the site.
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
Both GPU-Z and Palit say the card has DDR2, I'd say NCIX has the wrong info on the site.
Check your box to see if anywhere on it says gddr2 or 3. But I do believe that NCIX has the wrong info.
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my E6420 @ 3.0ghz shows up on 3dmark06 as an E6850! o-O!!
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